Segunda Division: two matches left

Gijón--trying to get back to the Primera - Jasper Juinen

The Segunda Division season is finally, blessedly, almost over.

Promotion: Eibar have been promoted; they still need to raise around €700,000 in share capital before August 10, but they have raised €1m so they may get there.

The second automatic promotion spot should go to Deportivo La Coruña--they have a six point lead over both Las Palmas and Sporting Gijon (each with 60 points)  with two games to play.  Sporting owns the tiebreak over Depor, Las Palmas and Depor's matches finished 2-2 but Depor have a superior goal difference.

Depor haven't won in their last five matches--they are staggering to the line--but they host Real Jaen on Saturday while Sporting are at Zaragoza (one of the few clubs in the Segunda that have nothing to play for).  Las Palmas play at Mallorca,  who cetainly do.

There are still FIVE other clubs in with a chance at making the playoffs.  Murcia, Cordoba and Recre all have 59; Sabadell 58 and Alcorcon, a long shot at 56.

Murcia are away to Tenerife, who have lost five in a row and have no realistic shot at making the playoffs now, and finish with Real Madrid Castilla at home.

Cordoba are away to Recre, then home to Mallorca.  Recre's final match is away to Sabadell, and the Catalans are away to Real Madrid Castilla this week.  The Recre-Cordoba match is a six-pointer for sure.

At the bottom:

Probably six teams are trying to avoid the four relegation spots, and none of them are showing any sort of form right now.  Hercules are the colista on 42, and haven't won since early March; they travel to Miranda del Ebro and a loss there would sink them, regardless of how they do against Barcelona B later.  However, Mirandés haven't won in five matches.

Alaves are on 45 points, and host Numancia in a must-win match this weekend.  If they win it and Jaen lose to Depor, the two will be on 48 points and play each other the next round--that might be to see who goes down.

Girona are on 45 and looking likely for the drop unless they can beat Ponferradina on Saturday, having failed to win in their last four matches; RM Castilla (46) have won only one in five, and Mallorca (47) have five losses and four draws in their last nine.

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